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think the fact that his new secretary of state, john kerry, is very interested in doing exactly that at least leave that possibility open, and i think what will be much more interesting is not what happens while he is there on the ground but what happens after he leaves when senator kerry goes back and in the discussions he has with israelis and palestinians over the next several weeks. then we will know more over if there is a chance for a meaningful peace process. >> looking at the entire region, what is the significance of this? >> as i said before, his primary mission is to talk directly to the israeli public and reassure them that the united states stands behind israel at this particular moment of uncertainty, and heightened anxiety by the israeli public, and the primary focus in that regard is iran, the fear of iran gaining nuclear capability, and the spillover effect of the syrian conflict, and what that might mean for israeli security as well as long-term diplomatic efforts. to the extent that he has a message on the region, it is probably less about peace with palestini
. they know that this isn't the beginning, but they do think that secretary kerry is coming back here at the end of the week to try to lay the groundwork with benjamin netanyahu and israel to start some talks. president obama is here to, as he said, listen. he said in the press conference yesterday that his main role in this visit is to just listen to the palestinians. it's a lesson he learned from his mom, he said, because the palestinian palestinians often feel that they are not heard. and so he really wants to see what kind of mood there is now and what it would take to really prod some sort of discussion to come into action. and, you know, they felt a little bit neglected and it's the president's time to remind him that even though he has been working very closely with the israelis, he has not forgotten that he wants to create some sort of open space for peace talks to come into fruition with secretary kerry now at the state department. >> very interesting you bring up secretary kerry. a second ago, jess, we saw president obama greeting secretary of state john kerry on the tarmac
john kerry will stay a couple of days here and likely return very soon to start lay down the foundation. not for talks next week or next month but can they get these leaders to say and do the right thing? perhaps -- put a capital p on that perhaps, get them back to the negotiating table. there are so many difficult issues. >> we're about two minutes away from this press availability or speech we'll see from the two leaders. the reuters headline basically said after backslapping in israel, the president faces discontent on the second day of his trip. that pretty much sums it up. >> reporter: it does sum it up. it's hard because he needs to essentially try to help president abbas. the israeli government will tell you if they are going to make peace, president abbas is the one person they trust. he is aging. he has a fractured palestinian leadership. hamas is essentially sending the message to him we might not support you. be careful. plus the president of the yunitd states labels hamas a terrorist group. united states government before and after obama will likely claim hamas a terrorist g
. secretary of state john kerry. martin fletcher is live for must tel aviv with more. martin, good to see you, sir. who is kerry planning on meeting with? >> reporter: well, hi, craig. he is going to be seeing the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyau this evening, having dinner together. i guess if president obama's visit here to try to turn things around was step one in that attempt, step two is a visit now of the secretary of state john kerry. he is going to be meeting with the prime minister. he met earlier in the day in jordan with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas. his talks are all going to be about how it put into action what president obama talked about, which was a renewed peace process between israeli and the palestinians. that's what his job is going to be. there is hope there will be serious negotiations in tweaks if the americans have their way. >> one of the key headlines from the trip is the diplomatic deal he broader between israel and turkey. how significant is this olive branch between the two countries? >> reporter: i think very significant, craig. very significant
secret about where they must lead. two states for two peoples. >> secretary of state kerry staying behind to work toward finally getting the two sides back to the table. he circles back to jerusalem from amman, jordan, saturday night. remember there haven't been substantial direct talks in more than four years. they tried briefly in 2010 but talks broke down over settlements. let's get right to chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in jerusalem. we heard the president say israel's youth can only prosper alongside a prosperous palestine. and he said it should only be addressed after the core issues are settled. that seem like a major revision from what he said in cairo. >> reporter: it certainly is. he said settlement there's fall into question after we deal with statehood sovereignty for the palestinians and boreders in security as well for israel. this is a change. it is asking the palestinians not to demand as a, sort of a first issue before they go back to talk to have that freeze on settle manies and it is an acknowledgement that the policy in 2009 did not work. he was r
that that it's doable and so i think they'll have to follow through. he said secretary of state kerry is going to do a lot of this and he put his hand on kerry's shoulder essentially to say "he's my man." but the people around the president say that he got indications, he thinks, despite the language in public, that each of these leaders is ready to take some steps that will advance getting back to the peace talks of getting to the core issues. >> brown: one key issue is the question of the israeli settlements. what's your sense after hearing what the president had to say today? >> warner: from what we can figure out here, the administration has this idea that there will have to be some reciprocal confidence-building measures. now that's the term from the old post-oslo 20 years of negotiations that didn't really pan out but that there will have to be some taken by each side and as one official said to us today, that will kind of commit each side to getting invested in this process. one of the ideas being floated -- things like releasing palestinian prisoners on the part of the israelis or tran
presidential campaign i worked for john kerry and dick gephardt two great progressives and being for civil unions in that campaign was considered the leading edge. >> it was a big deal then. >> big deal. in 2016 every democrat running for president will be for marriage equality. you know, frankly, i think the republicans as we saw with rob portman last week and the report they put out yesterday are starting to come our way, too. it's only a matter of time. >> that was my question. do you think that, well, if any democrat or for that matter any republican can get through 2016 that the obvious pickle is for republicans who are trying to get through the primaries? >> i think it'll be tough for a republican but if i look at "the washington post"/abc poll yesterday, 81% of people under the age of 30 -- 81% are for marriage equality. if they're not going to be for it in 2016 they're going to be for it in 2020 or 2024. >> vice president biden, maryland's governor, martin o'malley, of course new york's governor andrew cuomo, all of them for same sex marriage. do you think we'll see a sort of a win
that your visit along with the visit of secretary of state kerry will help us turn a page in our relations with the palestinians. let us sit down at the negotiating table, let us put aside all preconditions. let us work together to achieve the historic compromise that will end our conflict once and for all. let me conclude, mr. president, on a personal note, i know how valuable the time raine the energies of the american president, of yourself. this is the tenth time that we have met since you became president and since i became prime minister. you've chosen israel as your first venue in your visit, your foreign visit, in your second term. i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship, and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. it is deeply, deeply appreciated. you have come here on the eve of passover. i have always considered it as our most cherished holiday. it celebrates the jewish people's passage from slavery to freedom. through the ages, it is also inspired people, struggling for freedom, including the foundings, the foundi
to the palestinian people. i hope that your visit him along with the visit of the secretary of state kerry help us turn a page in relations with the palestinians. let us sit down at the negotiating table. let us work together to achieve the historic compromise that will end our conflict once and for all. let me conclude on a personal note. i know how valuable the time and energy is of the american president, yourself. this is the 10th time we have met since you became president and since i became prime minister. you have chosen israel is your fort and then you -- venue your foreign visit and your second term. thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening that friendship and alliance between our two countries. it is deeply appreciated. you have come here on the eve of passover. i've always considered it it as our most cherished holiday. it celebrates the jewish passage from slavery to freedom. has alsohe ages, it inspired people struggling for freedom, including the founding fathers of the united states. it is a profound honor to host you, the leader of the fre
we hear from this administration is that the new secretary of state john kerry will be staying behind, will circle back to jerusalem on saturday night, meet with netanyahu and his people and try to reinvigorate it. so there was that attempt. we're seeing reports that abbas, the palestinian leader, is now willing to forego his requirement that a settlement freeze exists and be declared by netanyahu openly before any peace talks resume. it seems as though the palestinian stance is softening. but it is not front and center. the president tried to put it there today while at the same time delivering what i think israelis wanted to hear about iran and about syria. >> jamie, andrea brings up a good point, that abbas has, in a sense, reached out and said, okay, we will consider this aspect of things. how key is that to starting any sort of peace talks again? >> well, that has been the block to actual meetings. the palestinians have said until there's a settlement freeze, the position that the united states had taken as well that andrea referred to, until there is such a freeze, then there wo
in the region. i have renewed confidence that the u.s. represented by president obama and mr. john kerry have intensified to remove the obstacles and the efforts to achieve a just peace for which the peoples of the region have long awaited. i wish to thank the president for his continuous confirmation of the u.s. commitment to provide support for the palestinian people and to thank him and his administration for the support that has been provided. this is did the development project. mr. president, once again come on you are welcome -- once again, you are welcome and palestine. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, president abbas for your generous words and welcoming me here. i was here five years and it is a pleasure to be back. to see the progress that has occurred since my last visit but to see the peace that so many palestinians seek. i return to the west bank because the united states is committed to an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. palestinians deserve to move and travel freel
by president obama and mr. john kerry to remove -- [indiscernible] i for the u.s. commitments to provide support to the palestine people and to thank him for the support that has been provided for the past years, varies forms of support to the palestinians and the development projects. mr. president, once again, you are welcome in palestine. thank you. [applause] home>> thank you, president abbas for your generous words and welcoming me here. i was here five years and it is a pleasure to be back. to see the progress that has occurred since my last visit but to see the peace that so many palestinians seek. i return to the west bank because the united states is committed to an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. palestinians deserve to move and travel freely and to feel secure in their communities. ofestinians deserve a future home, that their rights will be respected, that tomorrow will be better than today and they can give their children of a life of dignity and opportunity. put si
success. just ask john kerry. what was the problem for the debates? the number of them or the participants? one more takeaway from the report, if you can't beat them, join them. the report says this. quote, well-funded conservative groups should seek to hire activists to attract democratic incumbents and cameras with -- after learning the hard way what video cameras did to todd aiken, george allen, even many murdoch. republicans want to return the favor, clearly. while republicans try to rehabilitate the party's image they have a more fundamental problem to solve. all the process fixes in the world can't deal with the basic question. who are they? as the gop tries to solve this mini identity crisis, feuds are breaking out all over as people try to move around and box each other out to decide who gets to play this game. those divisions were on full display at this weekend's cpac convention as republicans argued about whether the gop needs to expand i wants appeal or reject moderation and return to conservative principles. and debated what exactly those core principles are. former alaska gov
presidential election cycles. bush won in 2000, kerry narrowed the margin in 2004. i spent a lot of time there when i was on the presidential campaign in 2004. we saw changes in the rocky mountain west. governor dean intentionally put the convention in denver. we looked at the changing and said there's an opportunity there, because the conservatives in the rocky mountain west are different than the southern conservatives, there are places where we can have common cause and shared values. it also means that as a party we had to show up and make an argument and do the work and actually i think david knows this, a lot of the groups, the grassroots, have been doing the work. there are a lot of things that have to come together for that kind of change to happen. >> let's talk about that. the democrats control the state house and the governorship, david, but if you look at the breakdown, 1.24 million colorado residents are unaffiliated. and then basically it's even, 1.12 million republicans, 1.11 democrats. but you quote the "denver post" publisher dean singleton. he says, this is a republican
. >> and that raises the next question, sara, what happens next? we know the secretary of state, john kerry, will be intimately involved in trying to revive this israeli/palestinian peace process. he's traveling with the president right now, following the president's visit to jordan tomorrow. the secretary of state will be coming back. will this result, will this result in an actual round of negotiations, direct negotiations, between the israelis and the palestinians? deplo gloria borger is watching what's going on. and one of the powerful statements he made is when he said, as long as there is a united states of america, he then said in hebrew, you are not alone. that was a powerful statement that israelis wanted to hear. >> right. and he said it a couple of times during the speech, wolf. and it created quite a stir in the audience. i mean, i think if there's any doubt among the american jewish community about the president's commitment to israel, after watching this speech, i think some feelings may be changed. what was interesting to me is the way he spoke to these young people in the au
. is there anything that comes out of it stsubstantively. >> john kerry went back to meet with netanyahu. probably the best thing that can happen is we don't see any large summits convening public displace and there's hard work of diplomacy going on behind-the-scenes. i think john kerry is putting this at the top of his agenda for his at the entrepreneur as secretary of state. the president has given him the political push to do it and i think if we don't read or see big public displace then quiet diplomacy behind-the-scenes is what should be going on. >> mahmoud abbas basically saying, you know, so the idea is how can we restart negotiations. right now the netanyahu government says we should begin direct negotiations right now. let's talk. the p.a.'s position is there has to be a settlement freeze. the israeli government can floij secretly he'll stop settlement activities during the period of negotiations, referring to president netanyahu of israel he doesn't have to announce i want as a way much threading the needle. his political base will go crazy if he announces a settlement freeze. a settlem
kerry intends to spend significant time, effort and energy in trying to bring about a closing of the gap between the parties. we can not give up on the search for peace. too much is at stake. and if we're gonna succeed, part of what we're going to have to do is to get out of some of the formulas and habits that have blocked progress for so long. both sides are going to have to think anew. those of us in the united states are going to have to think anew. but i'm confident that we can arrive at our destination to advance the vision of two nations, two neighbors, at peace, israel and palestine. if given the chance, one thing that i'm very certain of is that the palestinians have the talent, the drive, and the courage to succeed in their own state. i think of the villages that hold peaceful protests because they understand the moral force of nonviolence. i think of the importance that palestinian families place on education. i think of the entrepreneurs determined to create something new, like the young palestinian woman i met at the entrepreneurship summit that i hosted who wants to build r
is my administration is committed in doing our part. i know that secretary of state john kerry intends to spend significant time, effort, and energy into try to bring about a closing of the gap between the parties. we cannot give up on the search for peace. oo much is at stake. and if we're going to success, part of what we're going to do is get out of some of the formulas and habits that have blocked progress for so long. both sides have to think anew. those of us in the united states have to think anew. but i'm confident that we can arrive in our destination to advance the vision of two nation, two neighbors at peace israel and palestine. if given the chance, one thing i'm certain of is the palestinians have the talent, drive, and the courage to succeeded in their own state. i think scrimmages to hold peaceful protests because they understand the force of nonviolence. i think of the importance that palestinian families place on education. i of the the entrepreneurs determined to create something new like the young palestinian woman i met at the summit that i hosted that wants to buil
of state john kerry will remain at least a little bit trying to maybe get this israeli/palestinian peace process off the ground. >> jump-start it. >> he has some political issues he has to deal with, major issues here. how much of a subject of importance will this be for the president? >> look, i think this has been very good for the president because there were lots of people in the american jewish community, particularly during this last election, who saw benjamin netanyahu cozying up to mitt romney, who were very skeptical about the president and israel. i think this trip as john king was saying earlier makes it very clear particularly when the president on the question of iran said all options are on the table, period, the president made it very clear as he said in his speech today, you are not alone. so i think domestically, politically, this trip is only good for the president. it makes him be seen as a leader. next to benjamin netanyahu these two men need each other in many ways right now and i think that is why you see this relationship blossoming. >> richard haas do you think an
'm glad to see secretary john kerry, john, i know you are and i know you will be successful. i'm not sure that the prophets have had idols, but if they have, they would have said actually he has said, and in that occasion, and i'm quoting him. how beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation. well, you have to be satisfied with my diet language. i cannot speak like him. it is my privilege to present you with our country's highest honor, the medal of distinction. this award speaks to you, to your tireless work to make israel strong, to make peace possible. your presidency has given the closest ties between israel and the united states a new height, a sense of intimacy, a vision for the future. the people of israel are particularly moved by your unforgettable contribution to their security. you're defending our skies. to your relegation and to remain intelligence, which is the right way to preempt bloodshed. the diplomatic and military bonds between us have reached an unprecedented level. when i visi
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